Google Pixel 4a 5G
If you want a new Pixel with a bigger screen, wide-angle camera, 5G and a headphone jack, the Pixel 4a 5G is the phone for you. But most budget conscious shoppers will find the $350 Pixel 4a a well-rounded option while those who can spend more should get the Pixel 5 for the peace of mind that water resistance buys. With its capable cameras, all-day battery and $500 starting price, though, the Pixel 4a 5G is a good phone for the few people who have such specific needs.
- Versatile ultrawide camera
- Smooth video stabilization modes
- Headphone jack
- Useful Google software
- No water resistance
- Bland design
Pixel 4a 5G
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- 86AVERAGE CRITIC SCORE8 ReviewsCNET90If you want affordable 5G, you want this phoneWith its superb camera and long battery life, the Pixel 4A 5G is one of our favorite affordable 5G phones.PC Mag705G for less than $500The Pixel 4a 5G offers excellent camera performance, a top-notch Android experience, and 5G connectivity for under $500, but Google's Pixel 5 ultimately delivers better value in the long run.Pocket-Lint90A smarter choice than the Pixel 5?Our early impressions are that this phone makes the most sense in Google's 2020 Pixel line-up. It's cheaper than the Pixel 5, has a larger display, and the same great camera, making it a win in our books.Android Authority90Perfectly balanced, as all Pixels should beThe Pixel 4a 5G takes the best of the Pixel 5 and combines it with the value package of the Pixel 4a. It's the perfect balance between premium and budget in Google's 2020 portfolio and one of the best mid-rangers ever made.The Verge80MORE THAN JUST A BIGGER BUDGET PHONEAs with all Pixels, the 4A 5G’s strengths are hard to put on a spec sheet. It’s more unassuming than other Android phones, but its software is also more elegant and easier to use — and of course, the camera is almost surely better than the direct competition. It won’t turn heads, but the Pixel 4A 5G won’t let you down, either.phoneArena90The Pixel for everyoneThis summer’s Pixel 4a is an excellent value, but its 5G-enabled big brother offers a significant upgrade for not too much more cash. It’s got a larger display, snappier performance, and a more versatile camera, and it’s still bargain-priced at $499. For most people eyeing a Google phone, the Pixel 4a (5G) is the one to get.HotHardware90Big Screen, Great Camera And ValueFor 500 bucks, the Pixel 4a 5G is a good value in the 5G-enabled smartphone market, but its overall performance in the benchmarks puts it behind some previous-gen flagships that are now available for similar price points. Real-world performance, however, is good and the user experience is top-notch, especially if you're a fan of pure Android. You will likely have to give up 5G capabilities and may end up with a camera and battery life that's not quite as good if you look to some previous flagships in this price range, but devices like the OnePlus 7T are available for barely over $400 now and the more powerful Samsung Galaxy S10 is only slightly pricier. That said, we believe anyone looking for quality device that ticks all of the right boxes at an affordable price, will dig the Pixel 4a 5G and we can recommend it without hesitation.Android Police90The forgotten middle child is a better deal than the Pixel 5When things are great, and nothing is really wrong, that's a neutral state for a tool; it's just doing what it should. It's when things are bad, or something breaks, you can feel bothered or even frustrated. But the Pixel 4a 5G didn't leave me complaining — and that's enough to call it pretty good, in my mind.
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